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Jan 31, 2013 2:30pm PST
.s. states in the southeast of the country. >> syria has summoned the head of the united nations mission in israeli-occupied territory. the issue is an israeli air raid on what syrian officials say was a military research center near damascus. >> the arab league has also condemned the strike, but the actual target is still not exactly clear. some reports suggest a weapons convoy believe to be carrying russian-made anti-aircraft missiles from syria into lebanon. >> we will speak to an expert on the region later. first, this report. >> the israeli government has not issued any statement, but national papers are full of the news. u.s. officials say the raid targeted a weapons convoy headed for members of hezbollah, an ally of the syrian president. but the syrian government denied the existence of the vehicles, saying the israeli planes bombed a research center near damascus. russia says the facts are not yet clear but adds that any air strike would be completely unacceptable. >> we are analyzing the information as we receive it. if the allegations are confirmed, then it is our position this
Jan 22, 2013 5:30am PST
involving china, the philippines says it will challenge chinese claims of the united nations. they claim sovereignty over islands in the south china sea. we have more from hong kong. what does the philippines hoped the u.n. will be able to do? there are not any powers of enforcement. >> what this is is not so much one thing to say who owns what. all these countries are on the south china seas and china are signatories to the united nations convention on the wall of the sea. they are obliged to uphold the agreements that were agreed to in this united nations convention. one thing they agreed was 200 nautical miles was an expectation zone that belonged to the country. meaning to hundred nautical miles from the philippines, they have the right to explore and use the resources. this is what the philippines is challenging china on. there is a claim with the u.n. saying all this territory belongs to china. it has meant more and more encroachments of chinese vessels in areas that the philippines claims as its own. it is challenging china to accept that the philippines does have the rights to ex
Jan 29, 2013 6:30pm PST
of destruction in the united nations world heritage site, looting tombs and burning into documents. residents have welcomed the soldiers with open arms. >> just days ago, the islamists still controlled timbuktu. now their flag has come down. soldiers and civilians are celebrating. >> i dreamt of this day. mali is being reborn. >> most residents of the ancient trading town were relieved when paratroopers arrived. timbuktu has been in the hands of islamists for 10 months. >> for 10 months, the islamists enforced a strict form of sharia law. this man says his hand was chopped up because he was accused of stealing a mattress. this woman says she was with and jailed for a minor offense. >> my head job -- hijab slipped off my face. that's why they put me in jail and beat me. >> residents have been raising the traces of the islamists. some have been taking revenge, plundering stores belonging to merchants suspected of collaborating. in ethiopia, a donor's conference has raised pledges of hundreds of millions of aid. its president expressed his gratitude. >> thank you on behalf of mali and the malia
Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
until they can recapture the north of the country. dodge the united nations is meeting to discuss sending a west african intervention force , approving a force to help defeat rebels in december. the nigeria and others have pledged troops but they can't get their home until september due to logistical problems. >> at the end of the day, the real solution will be a political solution. we want to support the political process and reconciliation in the north and the south. negotiation with the armed groups which will save them from terrorism. >> we have more from the united nations headquarters in new york. >> france has been urging west african states to send peacekeepers as soon as possible. they have authorized a force to operate in france would like it to take the place of their soldiers in the near future. the european union will be meeting in the coming days to discuss its training mission. it has said it will send 250 shoulders -- soldiers to train the army. and >> he wants parliament dissolved by tuesday morning according to state media reports. they began their journey on sun
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
and thousands of them. today the international community is being asked by the united nations to dig deep into their pockets. >> the united nations is asking for up to $1.5 billion in humanitarian assistance for the syrians affected by the war. 200,000 of them are here in southern turkey. others have just about enough money to pay for apartments for themselves. those in the worst conditions are actually in syria themselves, internally displaced refugees who have not been able to leave the country, they are the ones the united nations is the most concerned about. >> james, thank you very much. a court in the netherlands has rejected most of the allegations against the oil giant, shell, related to oil spills in nigeria. the judges dismissed four out of five cases that were brought. farmers claimed that the oil leaks had polluted land and waterways in the delta. in one case they ordered a subsidiary of shell to compensate a farmer for making it too easy for saboteurs to damage a pipeline. nick has more. >> the people of the delta have long protested against oil pollution, which they say has
Jan 14, 2013 2:30pm PST
the floor of the united nations. the united nations charter does not allow any country to use on authorized military action. we have to be very careful about the precedents that we are creating. >> are you saying that drug strikes are illegal? >> this is not the first time i am saying to us. they are illegal and unlawful. we are enaging in a deep dialogue with the united states. we share teh view that they start seeing it as a counterproductive tool in the long run. >> sometimes there referred to as good taliban and bad taliban. it is okay for the americans to be targeting some and not others. >> they have called in the ambassador. what you might be calling quiet is quiet diplomacy happening in the background. today, the relations are at a much better spot. there is absolutely no question of pakistan finding these to be -- you ask about good taliban and bad taliban. any insurgent group which uses violence as a means to prove its power is harmful to the national interest of pakistan. any group that uses violence is counter to our interest. >> you are watching "bbc world news america." as the
Jan 1, 2013 4:00pm PST
by commissioner murase or mendoza. >> whereas san francisco became the birth place of the united nations with the signing of the u.n. charter at the war memorial veterans building in 1945 and annually december 10th marks international human rights day to celebrate the universal declaration of human rights, the first achievement. united nations. and whereas the san francisco-based foundation founded by the legendary rock band the grateful dead has advanced education about the universal declaration of human rights among youth and adults called the world it's could be." and whereas by delivering human rights curriculum to the creative arts the groundbreaking curriculum is designed to engage youth, inspire learning and critical thinking and positive social interaction, encourage youth who are often marginalized due to learning or physical differences to enjoy participation in school-wide events, engage the broader community to celebrate accomplishments of youth and showcase the importance and value of creative arts to personal development and vibrant culture. providing collaboration opportun
Jan 24, 2013 11:00pm PST
to the united nations prince bin ra'ad and efraim halevy. >> when we first heard the rumblings of the arab spring some may have thought that thises with a train that was passing through the station in and out. i think his majesty understood full well that these were seismic rumblings. and the region has had for a long time been bereft of real refos. his majesty began earlier on. and i think you know now felt that for those who had a vested interest in the stat usco, this is their time to understand-- status quo, this is their time to understand something is changing. >> there is something much more deep that going to happen in the months to am come and there have before been a few indications of this in the last 48 hoursment and that is that the problem of the relationship between religion and state between those who are orthox and traworthodox an thoho are to a large extent secular, how to create a society in which you have common aims, common beliefs, and which people enjoy common rights. we have today a situation in israel which hundreds of thousands of israelis do not have a personal s
Jan 22, 2013 7:00pm PST
responds likewise. delegates at the united nations have agreed to expand sanctions on north korea. the security council condemned a rocket launch there last month. chinese delegates have long provided diplomatic protection for their north korean allies. but they approved the resolution and members adopted it unanimously. the statement criticizes the launch as a violation of previous resolutions. the security council will add organizations and individuals to lists of existing sanctions and freeze their assets. the north korean space agency is among those named. >> today's resolution also makes clear that if north korea chooses again to defy the international community such as by conducting another launch or a nuclear test then the council will take significant action. >> american delegates told the chinese the resolution would not bring in new measures but would build on existing sanctions. those assurances convinced the chinese to approve the resolution. >> and we believe that there's opportunity for all stakeholders of the peninsula, korean peninsula, to start a diplomatic track
Jan 25, 2013 12:00am PST
to the united nation and efraim halevy who served in the israel national security council. i'm pleased to have them both on this program to talk together at this table about important things that are going on in their region including elections, mr. ambassador, thank you for coming. tell me what we read into the jordanian elections and what they tell us about the future of jordan. >> well, thank you very much for having me on the show, charlie. i think for all of us, we believe yesterday was a day of celebration. we had good turnout. the majority of those who registered to vote. and they were 70% of the eligible voters, eye majority voted yesterday. and this is a record in terms of the numbers who have turned out. but also more than that, they signified because the elections were not simply undertaken to fill seats in parliament, but they signified it was almost like a plebiscite it they signified that the country and the vision his majesty has for the country is supported by the majority of those who registered. and then took part in the elections yesterday. so we believe that it was a day of
Jan 24, 2013 12:00pm EST
was nominated by president obama after his first choice, united nations ambassador susan rice withdrew her name. >>> senator kerry will undoubtedly be forced to deal with north korea while at the state department. the communist nation said today it will carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the united states. the announcement comes one day after the united nations security council agreed to a u.s. backed resolution to censure and sanction north korea for a rocket launch last month. >>> coming up on wusa9, get a room. we'll tell but a new campaign to bring couples and their cash to d.c. >> howard? >> jc, we have sunshine now but some winds are beginning to gust. these temperatures are some kind of cold. 23 at andrews. 25 crofton. 24 centreville. i'll be back talking about storm number >>> a new campaign is under way to bring love, romance and people to the nation's capital. date nights d.c. is an effort to increase hotel bookings, restaurant reservations and tourism during the traditionally slow month of february. organizers are working with the website. >> we ne
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Jan 28, 2013 7:00pm EST
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
>>> north korea stepped up its response to a united nations security council resolution. officials say they plan to carry out a third nuclear test. >>> trade gap. japan logs its worst ever trade deficit as exports slide. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." authorities in north korea say they plan to carry out what they call a nuclear test of a higher level. they add that they plan to launch more long-range rockets. officials with the country's national defense ministry issued a statement warning of all-out action to defend north korea's sovereignty. >> translator: a series of satellite and long-range rocket launchers by the dprk and a higher level nuclear test are parts of an all-out action. this is a new phase in the anti-u.s. struggle that has lasted for centuries. we do not hide that the target of these actions is the united states, the sworn enemy of the korean people. >> the country's space agency launched a rocket last month. authorities claimed it was to orbit a satellite but other countries say north koreans were testing long-range ballistic missile technology. scientists
Jan 5, 2013 7:00am PST
the united nations security council for them to pull back. all of this is going on with a picture of complete disorganization around the front-line just outside the capital. this is the latest report. >> troops from neighboring states in reinforcing this poverty-stricken country's regular army. the numbers of this international force exceed 1000. with the military buildup come claims from humanitarian and diplomatic sources that foreign mercenaries are being brought in by both sides. not only that, the president was expressing optimism over peace talks, unicef was accusing his militias and the rebels of using a child soldiers. this is deputy general secretary of the regional grouping of 10 states brokering peace talks. >> war is expensive. child soldiers are cheap. especially when they are hungry. we have information that children have been used by one side or the other. we cannot confirm it. there have been any violations of human rights. -- there have been many violations of human rights. >> no one is surprised to hear those words on the streets of the capital. these talks next week may hav
Jan 10, 2013 5:30am PST
was actually six years younger. the execution violates the united nations code governing the rights of miners but some rights groups suggested she had -- may have never had a fair trial to begin with. international group says she did not have access to a lawyer. sri lankan president has made two personal pleas to the saudi king to grant a pardon. a senior researcher at human- rights watch says both the sri lankan and saudi governments are to blame >> it is outrageous saudi arabia continues to execute people who committed a crime when they were still children themselves. she was only 17 years old at the time this baby died under her care. and there are many indications that she did not have a fair trial. she did not have a lawyer present and she did not have access to a competent translators. and in the case of migrant domestic workers there is responsibility on all sides. there is also a responsibility on the part of the sri lankan government to make sure that recruitment agencies are not falsifying the documents of migrants and allowing children to migrate instead of adults. they should be c
Jan 14, 2013 5:30am PST
. there waiting for the united nations security council meeting and the outcome of that. al-jazeera has spoken to a nigerian military commanders told us they have to wait embassy about the logistics. nigeria would send about 600 soldiers into northern mali, but they said, where they going to sleep? he was born to pay for them? until the questions are answered, then we will see the troops on the ground. interestingly, of these troops are not as popular as the french. people here want to see any operation into northern mali led by their own military. >> thank you for that report. witnesses say eight somali civilians were killed during a failed hostage rescue attempt. the french commander was trying to save a member killed along with another soldier. they captured a third man and said that he has now died of his wounds. activists in serious a government air strikes have killed eight children in damascus. this video apparently shows them in the district doctorate was attacked. by women were killed and many others remain trapped. joining us now from beirut, what can you tell us about the attack? >>
Jan 19, 2013 2:00pm PST
taking back their town. >>> still to come, children facing death threats after the united nations tried to protect them from becoming child soldiers. we will have an exclusive report from the central african republic. >> in the capital of the u.s., washington and the rest of the country prepares for barack obama's second inauguration. ethiopia." >>> hello. a reminder of the headlines on al-jazeera. algerian special forces stormed a gas facility to end the four- day hostage crisis. these pictures show some of the hostages at the gas plant. it is believed 19 were killed, along with 29 gunmen. some remain unaccounted for. the french foreign minister has called on west african leaders to take the lead in the military operation in mali. syrian activists are reporting heavy shelling as the u.n. delegation arrives in the capital damascus to assess the humanitarian plight. >>> in the central african republic, 66 children are facing the threat of death, even though they are in the care of the un's children it agency. unicef took them under protection last month said it would not be recruited as
Jan 16, 2013 12:00am PST
there and you would see the united nations feed, the direct feed from the united nations, you would hear them talk about religion. you would hear the bible mentioned constantly. this is not what we're used to in the united states. it is almost as though there is no need for god, no need for religion and justice in politics, so there is supposed to be a separation of church and state over here. we can't have a separation of state and morality. songs like "dreamer," it is the same thing. tavis: it is a rare thing to hear prince open up on those visits. we have been grateful for those visits. we leave you with another memorable moment in 2004. he wanted to reunite with former revolution band member wendy malvoin for a special performance. this was an unexpected surprise. as we closed out that show, we will tonight with a performance by prince and wendy malvoin, an acoustic version of the song "reflection." as always, keep the faith. ♪ the glasso catch before it falls ♪ can you turn on the stereo ♪ ♪ i want to play those songs, it's about love ♪ water theemember to plants today ♪ , to
Jan 23, 2013 7:00am EST
. the head of the united nations has said that they should not participate in mali. they are concerned that it might staff across the region in -- at risk of reprisals. >> a burned out truck, apparently the result of french firepower, germany is now back in government hands. very happy, the population is very happy the we have been freed from hazard. >> more than 2000 french troops are in mali. the entire operation has been planned and executed extremely quickly. france and their leading counter-terrorism judge, investigating counter terrorist groups in north africa, said the mission started as an emergency response. >> imagine all of these islamist groups. >> the head of the united nations has praised the french military intervention, but said the u.n. itself must keep out of the conflict. >> we have also praised our civilian personnel in the region. >> molly has now received more international attention than it has in decades. but there are no quick fixes to its problems. ♪ >> the top stories this hour, the british prime minister, david cameron, has plans to hold a referendum on me
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
talk of a possible united nations force. >> it would be extremely positive. i want this initiative to be carried through. them as well as its military move, -- >> as well as his military moves -- it's military moves -- as well as its military moves, it is also pushing for talks. >> iran says it is starting to speed up its and richmond of uranium. enriched uranium can fuel nuclear power plants -- its e nrichment of uranium. enriched uranium can fuel nuclear power plants. it can also power bombs. two people who provided vaccines in afghanistan have been killed in pakistan have been killed. it is the number of attacks in the past month to 12. gabrielle giffords has called for action to stop gun violence, speaking at the first senate hearing to happen since the massacre last month in which 20 children and six adults were killed. she says congress must act and, in her words, be bold. we are here to catch up on me business -- on the business. earlier, the mood around greece was good. here we are talking about a strike. >> we had the greek finance minister saying that -- only a couple of
Jan 20, 2013 6:30am EST
will last as long as needed. last friday france invoked united nations security council resolutions and then intervened in the civil war raging in the north african country of mali. the u.n. resolutions call for quote, unquote rapid deployment of foreign troops and was passed after islamist rebels in the country's northern sector launched a military assault on southern mali in a bid to take over the country. the rebel forces include al qaeda and the islamist abbreviated to aqim. it established itself in mali following the overthrow of moammar qaddafi, libya's strong man. aqim has established strict islamist law in northern mali and destroyed dozens of aish went movings -- ancient mosques and tombs. the united nations has declared it a culture heritage site. the french president asked the u.s. to help france's military in using manpower and drones. >> question, what's at stake for the u.s. in mali? >> clearly, we and the rest of the world don't really want the al qaeda affiliate to establish its roots there. the government is weak. it's not a democratic government. and so defense sec
Jan 30, 2013 11:00pm EST
orange the i.b.m. company. what did jim grant do? >> jim grant was the head of unicef the united nations organization thinking about children. and organizations like that you know, talk about all the right things. but what he saw was that the vaccines weren't getting out to all the kids. only 25% of the world's kids were getting vaccines. and he decided he would build a measurement system-- this is in 1980. he built one that measured facts and coverage, and he would go and embarrass the political leaders whose countries had low numbers, praisethe ones who did it well. it was cheap snuff so incredibly impactful that he got vaccination from 25% up to over 70%. he saved more lives between 19 eighty and 1990 when he did that than anyone in all of history ever has and yet, you know he's not -- >> rose: known by many people. >> yeah very obscure. when i went to buy the book about him, it was completely out of print. so it's impress they have it was a measurement system along with his moral correctness that let him achieve that dramatic result. >> rose: but the interesting thing, too swhen they
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Jan 24, 2013 12:00pm PST
korea says it will fight the united states and the united nations. the north korean's first big assault could be another nuclear bomb threat -- test. the expert says the next explosion could be a big one. we'll sprain it when we return. >> 22 minutes past the hour. the north koreans are now claiming they'll carry out new nuclear tests and launch more rockets and what they're calling a new phase of combat against the united states. the leader there, kim the younger'srer's defense commissin released a statement say the moves will be part of an all-out action targeting the united states which it calls, quote, the sworn enemy of the korean people. after the united nations security council passed a resolution condemning north korea's rocket launch in december. the united nations also moved to expand restrictions it has on north korea, and the white house says the dprk threats are needlessly provocative and further tests would violate un resolutions. >> good to see you, gordon. we have been talking about the north korean rhetoric for a long time. this is new. >> this is new. it's a in escalat
Jan 11, 2013 8:00am PST
it from being even worse than it was. but all evidence shows the united nations peacekeepers brought the epidemic in the first place. in some ways, more grossly negligent, the u.n. has done a very good job of aiding accountability over the last two and a half years. the newest initiative the u.n. has put forward, eradication is the good and lofty goal, but this project does not releasing to be able to do that. it is emotionally shuffling around existing money -- is mostly shuffling around existing money. the united nations itself is putting in very little money, especially in light of all of the evidence. it is really a mountain of uncontradicted evidence the u.n. is responsible for the worst cholera outbreak in their history. >> what about the whole issue of the united nations peacekeepers? this long term a occupation in essence of haiti by the u.n.? what has been the relationship between the u.n. and the haitian people? rex it changes and depends on who you talk to at one time. they're definitely have been moments i was living in haiti and a talk to people even in areas where peopl
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Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
of state. the president is considering a new job for ambassador to the united nations susan rice. may become the next national security advisor if all the appointments are confirmed. we will have carried out an almost total revamping of his national security team. >> confident that judge will be an outstanding secretary of defense and brennan will be an outstanding director of the central intelligence agency. may understand that we are only successful because of the folks up and down the line in these respective institutions. the folks on the ground who are oftentimes putting their lives at risk for us. and oftentimes removed from washington and politics. lou: some members of the party expressing consternation about his election because of controversial statements on the israeli reluctance. among the reason for that concern and in some cases outright opposition. seven of the 12 republican members of the armed services committee expressing some opposition with at least three senators already saying they will vote no. senator david fisher saying, i will be a no-vote and on the floor. so
Jan 30, 2013 7:00pm PST
woman. an estimated 800,000 have living in myanmar where they have been denied citizenship. the unite nations estimate that 13,000 people fled myanmar and bangladesh in 2012 with some dying on route. >>> economic growth doesn't always go with freedom of expression. an organization defending the rights of international journalist has put attention. reporters without orders on wednesday, the report ranks countries based on an assessment of the commitment made by government to protect freedom of the press. the organization did not put asean in the top 100. myanmar jumped up 18 spots to 151st place. the former military regime has taken significant steps to ending the censorship. showing no signs of improvement, vietnam remained at 172 and laos at 168. the group saw a decline in south asia. india fell to 140th place. journalists were assaulted and threatened during anti-government protests in the country. pakistan took the 159th spot due to the absence of government policy to protect media workers. in pakistan, a reporter was shot dead by islamic militants. the reporters without borders in
Jan 3, 2013 5:30am PST
. >> still ahead here on al jazeera, find out what bolivia has rejected the united nation'' plan to conserve its rainforest. and find out why and beer makers are battling in the u.s. >> hello once again. you can see the clouds moving in from the west. it looks as though we will be seen changeable weather with ran across parts of germany. that was a will push in over the next couple of days. in the u.k. and france, temperatures are not too bad. a top temperature of 11 degrees in madrid. across parts of northern africa, some clouds moving in across libya. the wind coming in from the northwest. temperatures no higher than 21 degrees. it extends southwest as we move into central price of africa. seasonal rains pushing away further -- it extends southwest as we move into central parts of africa. we have seen significant parts of rainfall in zanzibar. it is a mixed bag. >> hello again. top stories here on al jazeera. five men in india are due to be charged in court of the murder and a gang rape of a young woman. the 23-year-old woman died in a hospital in singapore. thousands have been calling for
Jan 13, 2013 5:30am PST
because he was afraid. the united nations estimates that more than 100,000 syrian refugees have fled to egypt since march 2011. 13,000 have registered, but the u.n. expects the number to triple by june. tens of thousands of syrian refugees live and work here. many of them arrived with very little money. they used the money to pay to live in refugee camps. they have been offered health care and education at the same rate as the egyptians. they are also allowing the sun -- visa extensions. >> as the crisis extends, people run out of money. we see more and more families that are just not able to cope. we have seen families living on the street. >> these refugees say they want to go back home as soon as possible. as the violence in syria continues, it can only wait and pray that the families they left behind are safe. >> making farms more efficient. a new program that aims to improve production for south africa's supermarkets. >> i will be telling you why millions of devout hindus have arrived on the river ganges. >> hello. we have some optimism across australia. more klaus clouds. no gr
Jan 28, 2013 1:00pm PST
for the united nations, and he expects to be certified in mandarin next year. please welcome tyrone. [ applause ] >> good afternoon everybody. i have to say i'm a bit overwhelmed today to be sharing the same stage with nancy pelosi, ed lee, susan coretand to look out here and see this sea of humanity and have people cheering for me. [ applause ] i'm overwhelmed and i'm humbled because just four years, nine months and six days ago, i was smoking crack. that is right. i was a drug addict. and almost five years later, here i am. miracles do happen! [ applause ] 60 years ago father alfred had a vision. it started with his compassion for those in need. the vision was and still is for those in need to come out of poverty, and to thrive. this vision since 1950 has been giving those in need the natural and the spiritual food that they need in order to thrive. i am now thriving because of the vision of father alfred. [ applause ] >> i came through st. anthony's through the father alfred center, the drug and alcohol rehabilitation center and i was instilled with values and morals that i was separated f
Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
nationalism and globalism. there's nothing wrong with having international, the two nations. the united states as a nato treaty with western europe, defend ourselves, and international treaty. there's plenty of trade treaties. same thing. i am criticizing the book supranational or transnational, think of the transcontinental railway, something across nation. so the term transnational is used and that's distinguished from international. those are some of the ideas you could stick in the refit little now. what are global or transnational lives? what are global laws and rules mean? where are the twin pillars? liberty consent. i'll give you one example of national security policy in one example from domestic policy. let's look at the laws of war. united states is a party to the geneva conventions of 1949. the original geneva conventions at the traditional laws of war were radically altered in 1977 by the addition of additional protocol one to the geneva conventions. protocol one was supported during negotiations by the group of 77, soviet bloc at the time, the speeds, the swiss, many human rights
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Jan 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
-like revolution. that comes as north korea defied the united nations with the latest rocket launch and officials report it is holding an american citizen behind bars. now, the state department officials are calling google's planned trip unhelpful as the united states tries to deal with an increasingly tricky situation. so far, no comment from the folks at google. mike barrett, former intelligence officer for the defense department. good to see you. son son -- kim jong-un wants science and technology to drive new economic growth for north korea but given the near ban on internet technology and access what can they offer? >>guest: the trip has almost nothing to do with google from the press reporting and the statements released it sounds like in addition to being a senior executive, he is a wealthy man who has him hum interests in north korea. any notion that there is an i.t. rove pollution or opening up the hermit kingdom is fanciful. the more important part of this is about governor richardson going there because it is important we keep nonofficial dim milk ties. we do not want official ties giv
Jan 26, 2013 11:00am GMT
. michael great support. the united nations says the flow of syrian refugees into here goes the tare refugee camp in jordan has become absolutely dramatic the influx was accelerated throughout the week. six thousand four hundred syrians have just been recorded a writing here. in one twenty four hour period. alone. mostly women and children and elderly people. three children have died in the camp. this week. just under half the new british aid funding is intended to help jordan cope with the growing numbers. crossing the border as the winter conditions continue. that means tents spying kits and other supplies to make the refugees. less vulnerable. most of the recent arrivals have been fleeing fighting in the area of. there are in syria. according to the un. they've also been escaping shortages of food and fuel. the rest of the new british aid is to help get vital supplies of bread and flour to tens of thousands of people inside syria. and to help restock medical facilities and treat. many thousands of injured and sick people. united nations has warned that the number of syrian refugees in nei
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Jan 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
. the united nations reporting today that more than 60,000 people have likely died in the nearly two year long conflict. this is on the same day a military airstrike reportedly killed or wounded dozens more outside the nation's capitol. war planes bombed a gas station in a damascus suburb destroying a number of cars and buildings. we cannot verify the authenticity of this film but rebel forces are attempting to thwart the overwhelming air power. leland is live in the middle east. why are the rebels mounding the new push now? >>reporter: they feel they can make a difference on the ground in this fight. the trump card for the syrian regime has been the air power, bombing rebel conditions and use gunships and fly in resupply missions. the rebels feel if they can capture the airfields in the north they can control that territory. that is what we are seeing, advances on airfields in the north with coordinated attacks on three airfields. the rebels are better armed and coordinated and using methods to move forward. the disturbing part of the video many of the fighters were the best warriors we have
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